SD LABS SURFACE COATINGS

HOW IT WORKS

SD Labs™ surface coating products are made with a US EPA registered antimicrobial active ingredient proven to kill or inactivate a variety of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mold through a physical mode of action. The positive ionic charge in the active ingredient attracts microbes to the coating and physically ruptures their membranes killing microorganisms and inactivating viruses. The active ingredient is stabilized with proprietary surface tension releasers and other ingredients allowing the product to be applied to almost any surface. The unique chemistry offers an industry-leading level of performance for long-term durability and is backed by a wide array of scientific, academic, and independent laboratory data. SD Pro and SD ST create an invisible coating that functions as a continuously self-disinfecting surface capable of killing germs for many months.

Where most disinfectants only kill germs when wet, SD Labs’ surface coating products form a durable coating that continuously kill dangerous microorganisms for extended periods of time. 

Because the products bond at the molecular level, they are not readily degraded by routine cleaning or disinfecting processes when using non-abrasive products and tools. Our coatings have been demonstrated to kill or reduce the levels of microbes that come in contact with the coating for up to twelve months with a single application.

Technology

SD Labs ™ surface coating products represent a revolutionary solution that uses a proprietary silane-based active ingredient proven to be effective in killing or inactivating a wide array of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and molds. When properly applied, SD Labs™ products bond at the molecular level for extended periods of time and do not readily wash off.

SD Pro applications are performed by factory certified technicians using our proprietary electrostatic spray technology. Through this process, we assure that all areas are covered with the appropriate amount of product to ensure long-lasting performance. Due to the unique chemistry of the product, surface penetration and adherence to a substrate are optimized and have been engineered to withstand greater levels of wear and tear when compared to other products in the market. Proper surface cleaning and disinfecting should always be provided prior to the application of our coatings and throughout their life. Contact your local international distributor to learn more about our commercial services for governments, hospitals, airlines, schools, businesses, and homes.

Safe and Easy to Use

SD Labs ™ surface coating products are safe, non-flammable, non-corrosive, and have very low toxicity. 

SD Labs ™ products can help to eliminate or reduce the need for potentially harmful cleaning and disinfecting chemicals. Unlike chemical-based cleaners and disinfectants,  and metal or triclosan-based treatments, SD Labs™ proprietary silane chemistry is non-leaching, non-sacrificial, and cannot be absorbed through the skin when dried. In sacrificial technologies, the active chemical agents lose part of their molecular structure in the destruction of targeted organisms, sometimes releasing harmful byproducts into the environment and into our bodies. In the case of non-sacrificial technologies (such as silanes), the process does not require the active ingredient to be compromised and leaching does not occur. And because the target organism does not metabolize SD Labs ™ coating products, microbes are unlikely to develop resistance compared to other products with different modes of action. The “always on” activity of SD Lab’s coatings can lead to less frequent disinfecting and easier surface cleaning saving time and money for our customers while significantly reducing their risk. It is important to note that the coating must be wiped or cleaned to prevent dirt or other debris from creating a layer on top of the product coating which will impede the ability of microorganisms to contact it.

Comparative Analysis

SD Labs ™ Silane-based Silver-based Triclosan-based
Mode of action
Physically ruptures cell membrane
Releases ionic free radicals that react with cell DNA and disrupt critical life processes in the cell.
Releases bischlorinated phenol (PCB) for consumption or cellular absorption causing lethal mutations in the cell.
Durability
Semi-Permanent to Permanent
Embedded in or on fiber binder or coating.
Embedded in or on fiber binder or coating.
Cost
Economical
Expensive
Moderate
Adaptive organisms
Does not promote adaptive organisms
Can create adaptive zones.
Can create adaptive zones.
In-plant safety/handling
Mild eye irritation
Harmful if inhaled, harmful if absorbed through skin, moderate eye irritation.
Moderate eye irritation, harmful if absorbed through skin, avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Do not breathe dust